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Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab

The Food Systems Planning and Healthy Community Lab is dedicated to studying the role of planning and policy in facilitating sustainable food systems and healthy communities. 

Food is integral to human sustenance and to quality of life. Yet the food system which delivers food from farm to table is often overlooked in urban and regional planning decisions. The Food Systems Planning and Healthy Community Lab at the University at Buffalo,Tthe State University of New York, is dedicated to research that critically examines the role of planning and policy in facilitating sustainable food systems and healthy communities. Under the leadership of Dr. Samina Raja, Associate Professor, the ‘Food Lab’ team conducts research, builds capacity of planners through education and training, and engages in community-based efforts to build sustainable food systems and healthy communities.

Contact the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab

Location

Hayes Annex A

Mailing Address

114 Diefendorf Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8032

phone: 716 829 5771
fax: 716 829 3256
e-mail: foodsystems@ap.buffalo.edu
web: Food Lab website

Research